Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA

Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$39,378

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,303
Declined 445
Total Received 1,748
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Private

2,111

undergraduate students

508

graduate students

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School Facts

Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1847, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 600-acre campus is located in Loretto, 90 miles east of Pittsburgh.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,619
Established in 1847
Coeducational Coeducational

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600-acre campus in Loretto (population: 1,290), 20 miles from Altoona and 85 miles from Pittsburgh. Major airport serves Pittsburgh; smaller airport and train serve Altoona; bus serves Ebensburg (five miles).

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County

Saint Francis University
117 Evergreen Drive
Loretto
15940

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
83%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activities Organization
  • Club Baseball
  • Student Government Association
  • Best Buddies
  • Cru

Top Events

  • Parents' Weekend
  • Homecoming
  • Spring Fest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
22%
Top 1/2
34%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
39%
500-599
42%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
700-800
5%
600-699
33%
500-599
43%
400-499
18%
300-399
0
30-36
5%
24-29
46%
18-23
37%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.65

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,303
Declined 445
Total Received 1,748

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $38,078
Room & board $12,472
Additional fees $1,300
Books & supplies $2,000
Other fees $2,000
Total $55,850
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Cheerleading, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Cheerleading, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Baseball, Ice hockey

Club Sports Women

Baseball, Ice hockey

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting and Finance
Animal Training
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Exercise Physiology
Finance, General
Food Science and Technology, Other
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Forensic Science and Technology
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Petroleum Engineering
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

2,619

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

2,111
students

Female
65%
1,378

Male
35%
733

19%

508
students

Female
67%
342

Male
33%
166

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

70%

1,485
students

Female
64%
945

Male
36%
540

30%

626
students

Female
70%
433

Male
30%
193

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 85%
Student 4 year graduation rate 44%
Student 5 year graduation rate 93%
Student 6 year graduation rate 98%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

39

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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